Caramelized Spiced Pears

Total Time: 25 minutes

Author: EatingWell Test Kitchen


Caramelized Spiced Pears


· 3 eaches 3 ripe but firm pears (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch slices· 1 tablespoon lemon juice· 2 tablespoons unsalted butter· 3 tablespoons granulated or light brown sugar· ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon· ½ teaspoon ground ginger· ¼ teaspoon ground cloves· 1 pinch Pinch of salt


Step 1Toss pears with lemon juice in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat; stir in the pears. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring once halfway through, for 10 minutes.Step 2Meanwhile combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in a small bowl. After 10 minutes, stir the sugar mixture into the pears. Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until the pears are tender and glazed, 4 to 6 minutes, depending on the type and firmness of the pears. Serve warm.